|LjL on the Good Road, |
Tropical Spice Gardens, Penang, Malaysia
The Long Good Road of Life
What is your destiny? Today is a good day to ask yourself: ‘What is it that endures in me? What is consistent throughout my life?’ By seeing the essential theme of your life up to this point, you can remind yourself of your destiny, which will be a continuation and development of the same theme. However, it will never be fully definable in sharp logical terms.
A sense of commonality. Today can also be a day of collective feeling. Today we will feel part of the human collective family and the human experience.
We all walk a path that has an essential similarity to the paths of all others.
|Photo thanks to my sister Caroline, |
taken in a valley in mid-Wales
Alternatively: You might feel frustrated, inhibited or confused about the lack of options in life, or feel a deep sense of life being scripted beyond your control. Today is a day where we can feel our membership of the species, as well as the patterns and possibilities that we are working with. Sometimes it feels like there are not enough options, ie you have to earn money; your life is framed by your appearance, age, gender or ethnicity; your responses are automated from early programming, etc.
If that is the case, just sit with the feeling and be conscious of it. If you can truly feel the sense of the quintessential humanness, the human experience you are having no matter what, then you can be more present. You will find a degree of liberation by seeing your role and your purpose in the human context.
The consciousness of Good Road is the existential human experience. It is an unfolding journey, where the challenge is to use the mind, to create purpose and to sculpt a story from your journey. But, more than that, it is to stay open to the is-ness, the human experience of life.
|Drawing of one of our Good Roads on Lamma, |
thanks to Daniel Clarke and his Daily Drawings